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Archibald McDonald

Archibald McDonald

Key Facts

Occupation/Rank: Auxiliary Fire Service

Date of Death: Tuesday, April 08, 1941

Place of Death: Dock area

Age: 22

Known as Archie (pictured third from left), he died when he and colleague Brice Harkness mistook a parachute mine for a German parachutist and were killed in the resultant blast. Together, they were the first fatalities of the Belfast Blitz.

Archie is buried in Dundonald Cemetery.


Related People

Surname Forename(s) Age Occupation/Rank Date of Death Place of Death  
Harkness Brice 25 Auxiliary Fire Service Tuesday, April 08, 1941 Dock area View

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